Mary Galley

Nominal Guns34BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1603
ConstructorJohn Deane (d.1699)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalley-Frigate B028
Broken Up to Rebuild5.1707B028
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Mary Galley' (1708) (42)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck116' 9"Imperial Feet35.3711 
Length of Keel99' 10"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen462 1294Tons BM 


1687Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1687200 BWAS-1603
1703135 BWAS-1603

13 Commanding Officers

1689 - 30.3.1690CaptainDaniel DeringBWAS-16031.4.1690 - 21.10.1691CaptainJames Wishart (d.1723)BWAS-160312.10.1691 - 21.4.1692CaptainJohn Baker (1660-1716)BWAS-160322.4.1692 - 6.1695CaptainRichard Griffith (d.1719)BWAS-16034.6.1695 - 5.1695CaptainChristopher Moore (d.1696)BWAS-160328.4.1696 - 15.12.1696CaptainRichard White (d.1700) ADM 6/3/149BWAS-160316.12.1696 - 10.8.1697CaptainCharles Desborough (d.1722/23) ADM 6/4/52BWAS-160311.8.1697 - 14.2.1700/1CaptainThomas Cleasbey (d.1718) ADM 6/4/125
Commission confirmed 5.1.1697/98
3.4.1701 - 8.2.1702/3CaptainJoshua Moore (d.1705/6) ADM 1701/1/3BWAS-16039.2.1702/3 - 30.3.1703CaptainJohn Mitchell ADM 6/7/87ADM 6/79.4.1703 - 1.3.1703/4CaptainThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10) ADM 6/7/115BWAS-16036.3.1703/4 - 11.9.1706CaptainThomas Scott (d.1725) ADM 6/8/60BWAS-160312.9.1706 - 3.1.1706/7CaptainJohn Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 6/9/37
Commission confirmed 30.12.1706

10 Commissioned Officers

26.6.1695 - 29.11.1696LieutenantPierce Welch (c.1650-1709) ADM 6/3/114ADM 6/330.10.1696 - 8.1.1696/97LieutenantRobert Drownd (d.1706) ADM 6/4/41ADM 6/49.1.1696/97 - 20.11.1700LieutenantJohn Crew ADM 6/4/60ADM 6/421.11.1700 - 16.12.1700First LieutenantHumphrey Foster (d.1703) ADM 6/6/49ADM 6/621.11.1700 - 16.12.1700Second LieutenantJohn Crew ADM 6/6/49ADM 6/617.12.1700 - 14.2.1700/1First LieutenantRobert Hobbs ADM 6/6/51ADM 6/617.12.1700 - 14.2.1700/1Second LieutenantHumphrey Foster (d.1703) ADM 6/6/51ADM 6/614.8.1702 - 28.2.1705/6LieutenantRobert Drownd (d.1706) ADM 6/7/47ADM 6/71.3.1705/6 - 5.6.1706LieutenantGeorge Crowe (d.1706) ADM 6/9/33
Commission confirmed 19.10.1706
ADM 6/9
13.10.1706 - 3.1.1706/7LieutenantThomas Rochfort ADM 6/9/36
Commission confirmed 30.12.1706
ADM 6/9

1 Petty Officer

9.2.1691/92 - 12.4.1692MidshipmanEdward Bowles (d.1694/95) ADM 107/1/12ADM 107/1

Service History

1690Convoying Russian and coast trade shipsBWAS-1603
1691Refitted as a Fifth Rate
1692In the ThamesBWAS-1603
1697Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1699Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1700Returned HomsBWAS-1603
14.2.1700/1Paid offADM 51
1702In the Channel where she took "several privateers"BWAS-1603
1703Refitted as a 36 gunner
3.1703/4On private service in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.1.1706/7Paid offADM 51


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